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Oenothera (think that's how it's spelt) I have some waiting to go in from seed, these are supposed to be an apricot colour. really enjoy the way they pop up even if they do self seed.

O the weather has gone cold again.....N not for long.....jumping the gun here.....haven't got a plant for O...


HaHa ha got one did I miss that, my favourite plant......mmmm...looks a bit wonky....hope no one else has put orchid.....I haven't looked....not been on the site for a week....good to be back 



 SOO....sorry it's sideways.....



...I notice they're selling nice orchids in Asda at the moment... £5 each... all in full bloom....

presumably we can go on to P's now, and the evening is drawing in, so time for a photo...

Phlox subulata 'Kimono', sometimes called 'Candy pink' or 'Tamaongalei'... this photo is 2 years ago, in April... it's very late this season.... it's such a sweet little thing..


The potty gardener

Poppies, Petunia,Pansies.

The first flower on petunia this year




The first of my tree paeonies is just coming out

and I love purple loosestrife 



Penstemons, and more phlox (the paniculata kind as well as the low growing ones like Salino's - which is very pretty too). 


Gosh, everyone has said my favourites before I got here, oh I know - pinks!

Gorgeous coloured petunia, Bev.


Has to be peone, especially my favourite 'Bowl of beauty.' (Google pic)

Penstemon - or did someone mention it? I love 'Garnet' unfortunately mine has not survived the winter and I didn't take any cuttings 

Perovskia - lovely blue flowers, scented foliage and a whispy look. I have them to make a privacy screen that can be glanced through in one part of the garden


Pansies,gloriuos colours,always cheered up by their little faces.


Pinks for me too- but I like them 'shocking' 

and paeonies- white ones.

Prunus serrula and a big fave-Pyrus salicifolius- the weeping pear 

Pppppppoppy.  The most perfect blue poppy....meconopsis baileyii ( they have changed the name now I think).....I was at a local tucked away nursery few days back and they had it growing there.   So tempting to buy it but it wont grow for me.  Too bright and sunny here and not enough shade.  But I do crave it for my garden so prob make an area for some.

Peaches and pears and P for pruning.  Correct pruning makes for healthier more attractive and more,productive plants.  Photinia, pieris, platycodon...the balloon flower....and physostegia, ESP the variegated ones.  


Love that Bowl of Beauty, Matty. 




Of course there is the tree, Prunus Amanogowa, I have planted it in every garden I have had. I love its tall slender shape and lovely pale pink blooms and as it matures it is great tith the added interest of clematis viticela growing up it. Unfortunately the one I have planted here is a pathetic specimen at the moment, but eventually will plant Clem. Etoile Rose up it, that is if it comes to anything in the next year or 2. 

Matty Etoile Rose is lovely plant.  Got it planted up obelix.  Reliable and easy.  Flowers most of the summer



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I sent a post which isn't there now, perhaps I forgot submit reply.

I just wanted to say I have a Bowl of Beauty and I love it and I love it's name as well.

Pruning was a good one from Verdun. I forgot it doesn't have to be just plants. So what about "potting up" or "potting on". Or just pottering about in the garden!


Verdun-did obelix mind you planting a clematis up her.....

It's ok- I know what you mean!

Pyracantha- in any colour

Feel very emabarrassed now..those blue poppies grow well in Scotland but I don't like them....

Love the colour of that 'black' petunia Bev but...don't like petunias...

or Bowl of Beauty..

sorry everyone...coat's on  

just as well we don't all like the same things though-GCs would be out of business!